Top 100 Lib Dem Blogger?!

How odd. I’ve just discovered, from seeing a screengrab at Caron’s blog, that I made the top 100 Lib Dem blogs this year in the Total Politics awards. This after for the last few years I specifically asked people not to vote for me, and this year didn’t mention it at all.

I don’t like the Total Bollocks awards, and the way they legitimise a very Westminster-oriented view of what is and isn’t political, and the way they’re inevitably biased towards the friends of egregious gossipmonger Iain Dale, which is why I don’t like drawing attention to them, but I’m incredibly flattered that anyone bothered to vote for me at all, especially in a year when I’ve not posted much political stuff (other than all the AV stuff, I suppose). So I just want to say thank you to the people (or person singular? I don’t know how many votes it takes) who voted for me.

However, looking at that list, there are a number of very obvious people missing from it, so *next* year, if you’re thinking of voting for me, could you please vote for Debi Linton (who is, as of today, DOCTOR Debi! – congratulations to one of my very favourite people) or Alex Wilcock, or Jazz Hands or Mat Bowles or Nicholas Whyte or Strange Complex or Andrew Ducker (I *think* Andrew’s a Lib Dem – he’s not mentioned supporting the party in a while and I wouldn’t currently want to assume anything).

There are so many good, intelligent, funny writers in this party – so many of whom I am proud to call friends and who are not just better writers but better people than me – that I’m almost ashamed to have made that list. But also still very, very grateful that someone(s) likes my blogging enough to bother voting for it. I hope over the next year I can improve enough as a writer to justify it.

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3 Responses to Top 100 Lib Dem Blogger?!

  1. andrewducker says:

    As of thirty seconds ago I am a member again.

    I was just lax at getting myself re-registered, having allowed myself to fall off the list when I was burned out after the AV referendum.

    I don’t think I blog about politics much more than you do though.

    • Andrew Hickey says:

      I didn’t know you’d ever been a member officially – just knew that you’d said a lot last year that you were a supporter, and hadn’t said much this year, so I didn’t want to make the assumption you still supported us given the general drop in our support.

      And no, you don’t blog about politics all that much more than me, but neither do, e.g. Jennie or Millennium, who are both very high in the list. One of the things I like about the Lib Dem bloggers I mentioned, actually, is that most of them will talk about things other than just politics on their blogs.

      • andrewducker says:

        I joined after the election, in a show of support.

        I’m not terribly active though, not likely to make it along to conferences and suchlike, at least not in the near future.

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